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Base Bulletin: Week of Oct. 1

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Enlisted call features evaluation, WAPS brief
The mandatory enlisted call is 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Schriever Fitness Center. The call will include an Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System brief. Please be in place by 12:45 p.m. Airmen who are unable to attend may view the call at https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/5e43d22a2681bc56ef9c64c8258260e5. The session will also be recorded.

Society opens door to military widows
The Society of Military Widows is open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouse's rank. The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Please call 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 for more information.

Wing holds September promotion ceremony
The 50th Space Wing September promotion ceremony will be held 3 p.m. today in the Schriever Fitness Center. Please come and congratulate our Airmen on their accomplishments.

Fitness Center Floorball (Floor hockey)
The fitness center gymnasium is open for floorball (floor hockey) 5-6 p.m. Thursdays. All equipment is supplied. If you are interested in participating, contact Senior Airman Jeremy Binz at 567-5239 or Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Wander at 556-4179.

Toastmasters Club hones leadership, communication skills
Do you want to enhance leadership skills and improve your public speaking abilities? The Schriever Toastmasters Club helps participants develop better speaking and presentation skills, learn to think quickly on their feet and build leadership styles. The club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Building 210, Room 310. Everyone, military or not, is welcome to attend.  For more information, contact Michelle Mras at 719-502-5224, or visit www.Toastmasters.org.

Housing offers bible study
The Schriever Housing Family Christian Fellowship will consist of worship, bible study and prayer 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Tierra Vista Community Center. Those interested may email the chapel or call 719-567-3705. Dinner will be provided, so bring the family! If you play the guitar or to want to lead worship, contact us ASAP.

Civilian progress reviews due today
As a reminder to all supervisors of civilian employees, progress reviews should be accomplished by Sept. 30. Please use AF Form 860B to document this review. A copy of the form must be provided to the employee and the original retained by the supervisor and kept in the 971 folder.  Please download the most recent version of AF Form 860B at http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/.

SnoFest reservations open Thursday
Reservations for SnoFest, held Jan. 22 - 24, 2016, open Thursday. To make a reservation call 1-800-258-0437 and use group code GC7PAR and give base affiliation. For other inquiries, visit http://www.mysnofest.com/lodging.html.

New rules for filling prescriptions
Starting Thursday, all non-active-duty TRICARE beneficiaries must fill select brand name maintenance medications through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. Affected beneficiaries should receive a letter from Express Scripts this month notifying them of the need to switch the way they receive their prescriptions. After Thursday, beneficiaries still filling an affected medication at a retail pharmacy will receive another letter informing them of the change to the benefit. After that, beneficiaries will have one final "courtesy" fill at a retail pharmacy. If they fill at a retail pharmacy again, they will have to pay 100 percent of the cost of their medication. The policy does not apply to medications people take for a short time, such as antibiotics. Beneficiaries can contact Express Scripts at 877-363-1303 to see if they are affected. For more information, visit http://www.tricare.mil/RxNewRules.

Schriever Kids Helping Kids Food Drive
The third annual "Kids Helping Kids" Schriever Air Force Base Teens Food Drive is underway. Last year, we collected 1,471 pounds of food and donated more than $300 to the Care and Share Food Bank of Colorado! There are two different ways to donate non-perishable food items: there is a collection box at the Tierra Vista Community Center available until Saturday; or we will collect donations in the Schriever AFB housing community 9 a.m. Saturday. Just leave a bag with non-perishable food items labeled "Kids Helping Kids" on your front porch and we will deliver it to the Care and Share Food Bank for you.

What is your escape plan?
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10. As such, the fire department is recommending to implement the following escape plan in your home.
1. Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home with all the doors and windows.
2. Know at least two ways out of every room if possible. Make sure all the doors and windows open easily.
3. Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from the home where everyone should rally.
4. Practice your fire drill during the day and at night twice each year.  Practice using different ways out.
5. Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't reach them.

Chapel hosts Schriever Women's Bible Study
The Schriever Chapel will sponsor the Schriever Women's Bible Study in the Tierra Vista Conference Room, every Tuesday 9:30 - 11 a.m. beginning Oct. 6. "The lies women believe and the truth that sets them free" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss is the current book of choice the group will review, along with the bible. For more information, call the SAFB Chapel at 719-567-3705 or send an email here.

HAWC hosts Women Living Well event
The Health and Wellness Center will host a Women Living Well event Tuesday. The schedule is as follows:
10 - 11 a.m.: Information Fair
11 a.m. - noon: Learn your risks and what you can do to prevent breast cancer: Presenters from Penrose - St. Francis Breast Care Center
Noon - 1 p.m.: "Be Your Best You" nutrition class geared for women
To sign up, call 567-4292, or email Tiffany Brunton or Kathleen Kossler.

Military Retirees Activities Office holds luncheon
The Military Retiree Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club, followed by its monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206. The guest speaker for Oct. 8 is Jeff Major from Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Please contact 719-556-7153 for more information.

AFOSI Islamic State threat briefing
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is hosting a briefing 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in the Building 300 auditorium. The briefing will provide information on the Islamic State Organization as well as to provide the base populous with information on local threat issues. Additionally, there will be Counter Intelligence Annual Awareness briefings on the first Wednesday of the month in Building 24 at 10:30 a.m. There will also be CI Annual Awareness Briefings on the first and third Wednesday of the month in Building 300 at 1 p.m. Foreign Travel Briefings are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month in Building 210, Suite 245 at 10:30 a.m. 

Military mentors needed for National Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors or TAPS is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and care to those with a loved one who died while serving in the Armed Forces, and is in need of your help. We need 150 military members to serve as mentors at the National Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in the Colorado Springs area Oct. 10 - 11. As a mentor, you would take on the role of a caring companion and let a child know that the military still cares for them, even after their loved one is gone. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Steve Grant at 719-567-2578 or Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Place 719-567-3752 and visit www.taps.org.

Schriever Chapel presents "Team 5-0 Amazing gRace"
Get your squadron teams of four together in order to test your physical resilience, knowledge of world religion and other random trivia on a scavenger hunt toward the finish line. First team/squadron to the finish line wins cool prizes. The event will be held Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Building 210.  For more details and to sign up to participate or volunteer, stop by the Chapel Office in the restricted area in Room 149, Building 200 or email the Chapel or call 719-567-3705.

Protect Your Family from carbon monoxide
Safe use and proper installation of household appliances that burn fossil fuels, i.e. fuel fired furnaces, gas water heaters, gas stoves and fireplaces is the best protection against carbon monoxide you can provide your family. Detectors can increase protection, but are not a substitute for safe use of equipment. Have all heating equipment inspected and serviced yearly. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation of detectors; install at least one detector near sleeping areas and one on every level of your home. For more information, call the Fire Prevention Office at 719-567-3370.

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives
Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives-Test Yours Every Month. Buy a smoke alarm at any hardware or discount store. It's inexpensive protection for you and your family. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Working smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Test it monthly, keep it free of dust and replace the battery at least once a year.  Smoke alarms should be replaced after 10 years of service or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Complete your MiCare-RelayHealth Registration
The Schriever Clinic sent email invitations to all personnel's government accounts who are enrolled at the clinic. Please respond to this invitation. Registration takes less than a minute. MiCare-RelayHealth is a Department of Defense secure messaging system. Connect with your provider so you can stay informed of your health and wellness. Did you know this is open to dependents? Children under 18 may be enrolled under a parent. Those 18 and older may request an individual account. For more information, please contact Maj. Jackie Lou Kim at 719-567-4121.

Schriever facilities undergo winterization
The following facilities have no water as part of the utilities shop winterization for this upcoming cold weather season: softball field restrooms, outdoor running track restrooms, Child Development Center playground, wash rack and indoor running track. These facilities are winterized now and will not return to service until Spring 2016. If there are any questions, contact Civil Engineering customer service at 719-567-2300.

2016 Election season quickly approaching
State primaries will begin in January and continue into the summer of next year. Take a moment to prepare by registering and requesting an absentee ballot from your home state. Contact your Unit Voting Assistance Office or the installation Voting Assistance Office for forms and more information.
Dormitory Shuttle Service available (PAFB - SAFB - PAFB)

Shuttle service is available to all dorm residents and technical training school students assigned to Schriever Air Force Base.
Shuttle Schedule:               Route 1          Route 2          Route 3         Route 4

Depart PAFB Bldg 1160:      5:30 a.m.        7 a.m.              4 p.m.            10 p.m.
(Aragon Dining Facility)  
Arrive SAFB Bldg 210:         6 a.m.              7:30 a.m.        4:30 p.m.        N/A
Arrive SAFB Bldg 200:         6 a.m.              7:35 a.m.        4:35 p.m.        10:30 p.m.
(NECF)
Depart SAFB Bldg 200:        6:15 a.m.        7:45 a.m.         4:45 p.m.        11 p.m.
(NECF)    
Arrive PAFB Bldg 1160:       6:45 a.m.         8:15 a.m.         5:15 p.m.        11:30 p.m.
(Aragon Dining Facility)
Shuttle service will run Monday through Friday, to exclude holidays and family days.  The shuttle service will run as scheduled during weather delays/early release but will not run if SAFB and/or PAFB is closed due to bad weather.  Any questions/concerns/feedback regarding the shuttle service should be directed to David Hayes, 719-567-3241 or Shana Allen, 719-567-7239.

Schriever Promo Code for all AFA home football games
Those interested in discounted tickets for all home games can use promo code: SCHRIEVER at www.goairforcefalcons.com.

Dry Cleaning Express service available
The dry cleaning drop box at the Schriever Shoppette is available.  Drop off for Mondays is 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up is Thursday any time after 3 p.m.  Drop off for Thursdays is 6 a.m. to 2.p.m. and pick up is Monday any time after 3 p.m. The concessionaire will pick up and drop off between 2 and 2:30 p.m. both days.
For more information, contact Schriever Express Manager Jennifer Watson at 719-567-4430 or Service Business Manager Graciela Tunon at 719-683-3626.

Save Gas Money - ride a Vanpool - Falcon
Did you know the government provides $130 per rider, per month to pay for commuter vans? Department of Defense civilians and uniformed military personnel are eligible. Transportation originates from the Falcon Wal-Mart located on Woodmen and Meridian Market View Road. The van departs weekdays at 6:25 a.m. and arrives at Schriever Air Force Base at 6:55 a.m. At the end of the duty day, the van departs from Schriever Air Force Base at 4:10 p.m. and arrives at Falcon Wal-Mart at 4:40 p.m. Drop off and pick up points on Schriever Air Force Base may vary. For more information, contact Jay Carroll at 719-721-0739 or Jacque Donley 719-567-7946.

Get ready for winter - Vanpool seats available at Castle Rock
Is the wear and tear of commuting taking a bite out of your car and your wallet? Is the driving causing too much stress? Take advantage of a vanpool! Department of Defense civilians and active duty military personnel receive a government mass transit benefit to offset commuting costs. Some companies may also offer mass transit benefits. So join our vanpool. The route includes Castle Rock, Monument, Black Forest and Woodmen area.  On weekdays, the vanpool arrives at Schriever AFB between 7-7:15 a.m. For more information, call 719-359-0343.

'I am SCHRIEVER' to highlight military children
Does your son or daughter have an amazing talent, skill or hobby? Are they an excellent example of resilience? Maybe they've moved multiple times, as many military children do? Public Affairs is looking for children of personnel assigned to Schriever to highlight for our "I am SCHRIEVER" campaign. If you or your child is interested in being featured, send an e-mail to the PA Workflow with your name, your child's name and why they should be highlighted for a chance to be featured in the month of November. Questions or concerns may be directed to Public Affairs at 719-567-5040.

Subway Food Truck comes to Schriever
A Subway mobile food vender will be on Schriever every Wednesday. Army-Air Force Exchange Service has arranged the truck to be on base from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will leave sooner if they run out of product. The vendor will set up on the north side of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 101. They will feature a limited Subway menu for purchase.  Subway is also taking pre-orders for Wednesday delivery. Call in your sandwich order, (any sandwich, any way you want it) before Tuesday of any week and they will deliver it in their truck Wednesday. The number to call for all special orders is 719-576-3255.

Crime Prevention Tip
When observing an aggressive driver who is putting other motorists at risk, pull over to the side of the road to utilize your cellular device or hands free device and contact local Security Forces, Colorado Highway Patrol or El Paso County as soon as possible and be prepared to provide the following information: vehicle description, license plate number, location and direction of travel, driver description and the aggressive driving behavior being demonstrated. Schriever Crime Stoppers: 719-567-5643, CHP: Star-CSP (*277), or El Paso County Sherriff's Dept: 719-390-5555.

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